According to recent reports, Prince Harry will now be permitted to pay a unique tribute by donning his uniform from the military at Queen Elizabeth II's final vigil. The Duke of Sussex will attend a special vigil this Saturday while dressed in his military uniform, according to Page Six. He had previously been refused permission to wear the uniform during Queen's funeral.
The Queen's eight grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry, are scheduled to stand by their grandmother's casket on Saturday night for a 15-minute vigil. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara and Peter Philips, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, and their relatives will all be accompanying them. It is unknown at this time if Prince Harry would also dress in his uniform from the military for the funeral on Monday as well.
A source told Page Six that Prince Harry was not the one who asked to be allowed to wear the uniform. The source further informed, "He was simply prepared to wear whatever his grandmother made plans for. He’s focused on honouring her and that’s it. If they’d like him in uniform, I have no reason to think that he won’t oblige."
On Harry’s reaction to not being allowed to wear the uniform, his spokesperson said, "His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II." Prince Harry was observed crying during the recent Westminster Hall funeral service as he lamented the passing of his grandmother.